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Hello, my name is Michael from Virginia (USA).

I have an immaculate 2005 Mercedes Benz SLK 350 with 26,000 mi.

Would appreciate any input from members on care tips, troubleshooting, and any potential trouble to monitor. I'm trying to avoid the exorbitant and unreasonable costs associated with upkeep on this car and would like to do some work myself if possible.

Having difficulty resetting my "audio" on instrument console after installing new battery. Radio will not come on and apparently there is a procedure for doing a reset but I can't figure it out.
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

later year owner's/maintenance/comand manuals, top right in the link below:
Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

your brochure:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

See my mod albums for more ideas

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there is no radio reset or code

try a battery reset again

disconnect your neg cable for a minimum of 30 minutes
reconnect cable
reset clock and synch windows

see if things behave now
 

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get your free datacard and see if your engine number falls into the
oil consumption and/or balance shaft issue

it probably will but don't let that panic you

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-request-datacard-free-us.html

http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/108306-balance-shaft-sprocket-m272-m273-stickied.html

http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/108298-oil-consumption-engine-ranges-m272-stickied.html

Check the caring for your slk section for cleaning tips
 

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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
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Hi Michael, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)
 

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Premium Member 2017 SLC200
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Welcome from Northamptonshire, England. :smile:
 

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Hi Michael,


Welcome from Wirral, England.


It's best to keep request for help separate from your intro. Not all read them sadly.
The R171 has a great section for this.


We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
Here's the main thread:
ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum


This month's entries:
http://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/412769-february-2017-slkworld-com-ride-month-competition.html


Your state has a thread for meets and local info:
U.S. Southeast Region - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern California
:burnout::Beer:
 

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Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Hi Michael, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
 

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Premium Member 2012 SLK55 AMG
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Hello Michael and welcome from Mersea Island, Essex, UK
 

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome from Canada Michael :grin:

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